Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which adult candidates are received into full communion with the Catholic Church. It is a process by which an individual receives one or more of the three sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist) and is empowered to carry out the mission of the entire people of God in the Church and the world.
The RCIA process is designed specifically for non-baptized interested in the Catholic faith, baptized Christians of other faiths, and baptized Catholics who never received Confirmation or First Eucharist. Classes currently run weekly on Saturday afternoons from October through Easter. When a candidate is ready, they are received into the Church during a special ceremony at the Easter Vigil.
Our hope in RCIA is that anyone would have the opportunity to further explore the Catholic faith and be able to use the class to help them discern if he or she is being called to join our Catholic family.
Please contact Fr. Vavnosese at [email protected] if your are interested in learning more about our RCIA journey.